The most obvious answer to this question is Darren McFadden. Without over-thinking the idea it's simple to just grab their best player, and for the Oakland Raiders that is the NFL's leading rusher, McFadden.
McFadden and a healthy Jamaal Charles would be an absolute nightmare for opposing defenses to deal with for an entire game, hell, even from one play to the next they couldn't handle it. Obviously it's just wishful thinking but this idea will be a weekly Friday series for the rest of the season here on SB Nation Kansas City. We're going to select one player from the upcoming opponent that we would want to join the Kansas City Chiefs. We'll also select a below-the-radar guy that might not be as obvious to everyone out there like McFadden.
McFadden currently leads the NFL with 610 yards rushing for an average of 101 yards per game. Add eight rushes for 20+ yards and you have a pretty dynamic running back. McFadden has the strength to run between the tackles and the speed to get to the outside. If when he needed a breather defenses had to deal with Jamaal Charles, and vice versa, it would be a Madden-type beat-down each week for the Chiefs' opponents. But it's the Chiefs defense this week that is going to have to deal with McFadden. If the Raiders decide to go with Carson Palmer as their starting quarterback, the Chiefs will have even more pressure to stop McFadden.
The below-the-radar player that the Chiefs would benefit from adding to their roster is defensive lineman Lamarr Houston. The 6'3 305lb Houston would be a welcomed-addition to the Chiefs defensive line. The 24-year old second-year player out of the University of Texas has been a pleasant surprise for the Raiders after being drafted in the second round (No. 49 overall) in the 2010 draft. Houston had 39 tackles and five sacks as a rookie, including a forced fumble. He is a big part of the Raiders talented defensive line that includes Tommy Kelly and Richard Seymour. While Seymour could also be a huge pickup for the Chiefs, Houston is younger and would provide more years of dominant play for the Arrowhead faithful to watch each Sunday.
Houston would be a perfect 3/4 end to rotate with Glenn Dorsey and Tyson Jackson. He has the versatility that Romeo Crennel covets from a defensive lineman and would make Wallace Gilberry expendable. Gilberry needs to be on a 4/3 team because of his struggles against the run and on the interior part of the defensive line. He tends to get shoved around when trying to hold his ground against the run, but when asked to get after the quarterback he excels. Houston provides the speed and strength to help get after the passer and anchor against the run.
There are two problems with these wishes. The first is that it won't happen and the second is that the Chiefs are going to have to play against both of these players this Sunday.